(AFR.com) Australia could have a quantum technology industry conservatively worth $4 billion a year, on par with the wool and wheat industries, but the government needs to develop a co-ordinated, national strategy to ensure that the nation’s early lead in the emerging science is not squandered, the CSIRO has warned.
The national science agency has called on the government to make long-term commitments to help take quantum computing and related technologies out of the research phase – where Australia has already established a leadership position at institutions such as the University of Sydney, the ANU and the University of NSW – and into the commercialisation phase, where Australia has an unfortunate track record of losing its leadership in technology sectors.

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